Cumin Rice / Jeera Rice

Cumin Rice / Jeera Rice is a simple, quick and easy to make dish. I always make this when I am in hurry or want something simple for lunch / dinner.

Hot Jeera Rice with Dal Fry is a comfort food after a busy day. You can serve it with simple dal, dal fry or as it is. It also makes a great side dish for a heavy lunch or dinner.

You can also add some veggies to it and make simple pulav and serve it with boondi raita to fix a quick luch or dinner.

This is kid friendly dish as its not spicy and if you add veggies and serve with raita then it will be a healthy meal for kids.

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1 Cup Rice (Basmati Preferred)
2 Cups Water
1 ½ Tea Spoon Oil / As per your requirement
1 Small Bay Leaf
1 inch Cinnamon Stick
1 ½ Tea Spoon Cumin Seeds / As per your requirement
5-6 Curry Leaves
Salt as per taste
Fresh green coriander leaves
Wash and soak the rice for 10-15 min. (Remove water before cooking)
Heat oil in a pressure coker on medium heat.
Add cinnamon stick and bay leaf, stir for a min.
Add cumin seeds, stir till they crackle.
Add curry leaves and stir for a min.
Add salt and mix well.
Add rice, mix well and cook for a min. stiring continuously
Add Water and some chopped coriander leaves. Close the lid and pressure cook the rice till 2 whistles on medium heat.
Open the lid when cooker get cool down.
Mix the rice slowly and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
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